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Pretrial Services Specialist - Supervision

Essential Job Functions
Typical Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Typical Hiring Range: $37,500 - $40,500 annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications
El Paso County Benefits
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 12 vacation days (96 hours, accrued per pay period) annually
  • 3 personal days (24 hours) annually
  • Hired 1/1-4/30, 3 days (24 hours)
  • Hired 5/1-8/31, 2 days (16 hours)
  • Hired, 9/1-11/30, 1 day (8 hours)
  • 12 sick days (96 hours) annually
  • 11 holidays annually
  • Employee Fitness Centers
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (click here for more information)
  • 2 Onsite Health Centers
  • Retirement plan (click here for more information)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (click here for more information)

Provides monitoring and supervision of defendants placed on a Personal Recognizance (PR) Bond to reasonably assure appearance in court and safety of the community while the case is pending adjudication.
  • Monitors a caseload of defendants who have been released from jail on PR Bonds. Makes referrals to appropriate support services, utilizes motivational interviewing and evidence-based case-management techniques, and maintains contact with defendants to ensure appearance at scheduled court hearings and compliance with the specific conditions of their release as ordered by the courts. 
  • Monitors alcohol/drug testing, court dates and/or compliance with other conditions of defendants placed on PR Bond.
  • Assists PR Bond Commissioners in completing required revocation paperwork upon condition violation.
  • Records, tracks and provides defendant information related to placement or removal from PR Bonds, court date compliance and court outcomes.
  • Coordinates alcohol/drug testing or coordinates with outside agency for alcohol/drug testing as required under PR Bond conditions.
  • Interacts and coordinates with internal and external staff involved with Pretrial Services, including the supervision process and conditions of PR Bond.
  • Collects statistics and information to assist with compilation of monthly/annual reports.
  • Assists with assessment/screening of defendants at the Criminal Justice Center as needed.
  • Attends workshops and/or meetings as needed.
  • Maintains accurate case documentation and files. 
  • Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years administrative experience in an office environment required.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in case management or the criminal justice field highly desired.
  • Knowledge of court procedures, criminal justice system and Colorado state statutes pertaining to Pretrial Release highly desired.
  • Ability to utilize and adhere to the Response to Violations Guide for monitoring defendants.
  • Must be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity.
  • Ability to preserve departmental, court, law enforcement, victim and defendant confidentiality.
  • Ability to act in a diplomatic and courteous manner to deescalate potentially rude or hostile defendants.
  • Ability to use a computer, basic office equipment, databases and Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Must possess strong telephone, public interaction, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a secured environment and follow strict security guidelines as set by the El Paso County Sheriff.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.
  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, truth verification examination, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.
Licenses/Certificates
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain NCIC/CCIC certification, or ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of employment.
Work Conditions
Work primarily performed in an office environment and may be performed in a secured detentions or court facility. Must be able to work a variety of days and times, including weekends and holidays. May be exposed to potentially rude and violent defendants.